Gordon Lightfoot, Canada’s legendary folks singer-songwriter whose hits embody “Early Morning Rain” and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” died on Monday, a consultant of his household stated. He was 84.
Consultant Victoria Lord stated the musician died at a Toronto hospital. His explanation for loss of life was not instantly accessible.
The Orillia, Ontario, native rose to fame within the early Sixties after a transfer to Toronto opened doorways within the thriving Yorkville music scene, and hooked him up with fellow folks musician Ian and Sylvia Tyson. They grew to become nice admirers of his work and coated two of his tracks.
His 1965 debut album “Lightfoot!” ushered in a brand new folks voice and by the flip of the last decade he eased fairly effortlessly into the pop scene, making his first look on the Billboard chart with 1971’s “If You May Learn My Thoughts.”
Lightfoot’s recognition peaked within the mid-Nineteen Seventies when each his single and album “Sunset” topped Billboard — his first and solely time doing so.
However his chart positions did little to sluggish him down within the ultimate many years of his profession when he constructed a status as one of many stalwart street musicians, regardless of varied well being challenges.
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